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Monday, March 01, 2010

More Eleven Plus Reading - and Thank You!

Anonymous has left a new comment on your post "The Eleven Plus, a Fox and a Cat.":

Sir,

I enjoyed reading your 11 plus blog about your Fox and your Cat. I have some questions of my own to pose.

My child will soon be sitting his 11 plus examination. I am concerned that he does not always ‘think the questions through’ and rushes into the first thing that come to mind. His teacher has informed him to read the examination questions carefully because the required answer is sometimes hidden therein. I’m not sure about this approach as my son is only 11 and quite na├»ve!

In view of this I have devised the following mock 11 plus test which I plan to give my child in preparation for the real thing. I hope to shock him into ‘reading the questions more carefully’ and NOT to read too much into the way it has been phrased. I would welcome your comments as to the wisdom of this approach by trying out my test paper on a group of your pupils to see the results. You need only get 4 of the questions right to pass the 11 plus!! Here it is:

1) How long did the Hundred Years' War last?

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

3) From which animal do we get cat gut?

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?

6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?

7) What was King George VI's first name?

8) What colour is a purple finch?

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

10) What is the colour of the black box in a commercial airplane?


Check your answers below ...

ANSWERS TO THE 11 PLUS TEST - HOW MANY DID YOU GET RIGHT?

1) How long did the Hundred Years War last?

… 116 years !!

2) Which country makes Panama hats?

…… Ecuador !!

3) From which animal do we get cat gut?

……. Sheep and Horses!!

4) In which month do Russians celebrate the October Revolution?

……November !!

5) What is a camel's hair brush made of?

…… Squirrel fur !!

6) The Canary Islands in the Pacific are named after what animal?

….Dogs !!

7) What was King George VI's first name?

…..Albert !!

8) What colour is a purple finch ?
…. Crimson !!

9) Where are Chinese gooseberries from?

….. New Zealand !!

10) What is the colour of the black box in a commercial airplane?

….Orange !!!

Let me know how your sample group performed and how many expect o pass the real 11 plus test!



Posted by Anonymous to The 11 Plus Exam Blog at 2:34 PM

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